How does it work ?

On this page you will find direct links to digitalized travel books for the listed places, categorized per modern Turkish district (ilçe)

by example:

Ovaçevirme →Lynch 1901-2: 256 (Chevermeh)

Ovaçevirme = the Turkish modern name.

Lynch 1901 = author + year of publication of the travel report in which this name can be found. If the text is blue, it is linked to a title description.

256 = the page number. If the number is blue it links to a page in one of the digital book repositories (, or, jstor) or to a reproduction of the text on this website with geographical annotations.

(Chevermeh) the name version used by the author

(→ANT) links to a list of geographical annotations for this title.

It is much appreciated if you report broken links

Geographical Index on 19th century travel reports

website of Jelle Verheij, historian

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Batman central district

Akça Kinneir 1818: 421-422 (Tilmuz) (→ANT)

Demirbilek Kinneir 1818: 418 (Mercuri) (→ANT)

Kuyubaşı Kinneir 1818: 422 (Gerizlar) (→ANT) (identification not certain)


"Teppa" Kinneir 1818: 422 (→ANT)

"Osman Khoi" (Osmanköy ?) Kinneir 1818: 423-424 (→ANT) (perhaps identifiable with Oymataş)

Beşiri district

Atbağı Kinneir 1818: 418 (Bashboot) (→ANT)

Bahçeli Rassam 1897: 94 (Barsic) (ANT→)

Rıdvan Kinneir 1818: 414-416 (Redwan) (→ANT) →Layard 1853: 36 (Ridvan) (ANT→) →Taylor 1865: 32 (Redhwan)

Yenipınar Kinneir 1818: 418 (Kiverzo) (→ANT)

Yumrukaya (subvillage-level settlement) →Layard 1853: 40 (Kunduk) (→ANT)

(not ascertained whether this settlement belongs Beşiri district)


"Givers" Kinneir 1818: 416 (→ANT)

Gercüş district

Gercüş Taylor 1865: 35 (Keffr Joze)

Yolağzı Taylor 1865: 35 (Devrindib)

Hasankeyf district

Hasankeyf Taylor 1865: 32 (Hesn el Kahef, Hesn Keyf)

Kozluk district

Kozluk Taylor 1865: 45 (Huzu, Khuzu) Rassam 1897: 95-98 (Huzzo) (ANT→)

Samanyolu Rassam 1897: 94 (Kairik) (ANT→)

Tuzlagöze Taylor 1865: 45 (Mileyfan)

Batman Province

Batman Province